People and Wildlife

Shining Through the Mist: The Life and Legacy of Dr. Dian Fossey

As the National Wildlife Federation celebrates Women’s History Month, we take a look at Dian Fossey, an American primatologist and preservationist, best known for undertaking an extensive study of mountain …

National Wildlife Week: Top 10 Cities for Wildlife

Wildlife in urban areas face unique challenges as we humans pave roads, build storm water systems and expand our neighborhoods. NWF’s Top 10 Cities for Wildlife are taking concrete steps …

Visionaries in Conservation: The Women Behind the Movement

Dr. Rachel Carson is often heralded as the woman who inspired the modern conservation movement. Her book Silent Spring, published in 1962, serves as the genesis of half a century …

Got (Clean) Water?

“ I gave my heart to the mountains the minute I stood beside this river with its spray in my face and watched it thunder into foam, smooth to green …

John Francis, the Planetwalker: A Champion for the Environment

In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating the many African Americans – like Dr. John Francis — who have contributed to the environmental conservation movement. Dr. Francis’ unique …

Get Outside and Enjoy Wildlife–From a Distance

At the National Wildlife Federation, we’re often asked by the media for advice on how to avoid getting attacked by wild animals. While sensationalist stories of wildlife attacks are popular …

The Land and Water Conservation Fund: Preserving Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Public lands were created for all Americans – no matter their race, age, gender, religion or socioeconomic status. They are a uniquely American idea that is rooted in deep sense of egalitarianism. While each of …

“All Life is Interrelated”: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Environmental Justice Legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for his powerful civil rights legacy and his nonviolent protests that inspired half a century of peaceful protest in support of equality. As …

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EPA to Hold DC Hearing on Climate Rule Rollback – Please Testify!

The Environmental Protection Agency is taking alarming steps to back away from its greenhouse gas rule for new and modified power plants. Power plants make up nearly one-third of all …

The Paris Rulebook: Will it be enough to Safeguard People and Wildlife against Climate Change?

The 24th annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) came to a close over the weekend, with negotiations going into overtime due …

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